19 Crazy Secrets for Shopping at Target That You Must Try

19 Crazy Secrets for Shopping at Target That You Must Try

19 Crazy Secrets for Shopping at Target That You Must Try
19 Crazy Secrets for Shopping at Target That You Must Try

Everyone loves Target, how can you not? Here are some crazy secrets that Target lovers must know to get the best deals!

Check Out Target’s Schedule for Marked Down Items.


Use this schedule to check for marked down items to save even more money.

  • Monday – Electronics, Accessories, Kid Clothing, Books, Baby Products, and Stationery
  • Tuesday – Domestics, Women Clothing, Pets, and Food
  • Wednesday – Men Clothing, Health and Beauty, Diapers, Lawn and Garden, and Furniture
  • Thursday – Housewares, Shoes, Lingerie, Toys, Sporting Goods, and Luggage
  • Friday – Auto Items, Cosmetics, Jewelry, and Hardware

Percentage Amount Saved is on the Sticker

If you want to know how much you are saving off the original price, take a look on the lower left side to check the original price. Then, the upper right-hand side shows the percentage off.

Check the Wall-Facing End Caps

End Caps
Check End Caps

End caps are the shelves at the end of the aisles. These areas are havens for marked down items. Look for ones that are labeled “Clearance.” You find clearance items on the shelves facing walls, not the shelves facing the main aisle.

Target Has a Price Matching Policy

Many people have no idea that Target has an awesome price matching policy! If you want to purchase an item that is priced lower on a competitor’s ad, bring it into your local Target. Target will match any advertised price.

$0.06 and $0.08 Prices Mean More Mark Downs

You can wait to see the next price, but that only happens if the inventory is still in the store.

$0.04 Prices Are Final Clearance

If you pick up an item that ends in $0.04, that means it won’t be marked down again. If you love it, make sure to scoop it up now, because it is at the lowest price possible!

Bring Your Bag

If you bring your reusable bags to Target, they give you a 5-cent discount for each reusable. It isn’t much, but it will add up if it is a big shopping day.

Check Out the Dollar Spot

Near the entrance to every Target, you will find the beloved Dollar Spot. Some stores label it Target’s Bullseye’s Playground. No matter the name, it is the place where bargain hunters MUST check. Items range from $1 to $15. You can find unusual and practical items, such as stocking stuffers or holiday necessities. Parents can find small toys and coloring books there as well.

Download The Target App

Target offers a free app that gives users ten or more coupons each week. Always check the app before you start shopping. Then, give your phone to the cashier to apply the savings to your current total.

Don’t Forget Your Mobile Coupons!

Target will send you mobile coupons right to your phone! There is no need to clip coupons before heading to Target. Send them to your phone. You don’t even have to worry about printing.

You Can Combine Target and Manufacturer’s Coupons

While many stores have eliminated the policy of allowing two coupons to apply to one product, Target still allows customers to do so. That means you can use a Target store coupon and a manufacturer coupon that you clipped for the product at the same time, doubling your savings.

TIP: Target even allows you to use the Target Cartwheel app, so you technically could use THREE coupons on one item!

Use Target’s Wedding Registry

Use Target’s Wedding Registry
Use Target’s Wedding Registry

If you are getting married soon or need to purchase a gift for a couple, Target’s wedding registry allows you to save money. It gives perks to the receiver and giver. For the couple, Target will give you 15 percent off anything you did not receive from guests!

Return by mail for free

You can return items by mail for free. Simply go to the Target website and click on the online return center. Print out a prepaid return label, and Target will pay for the shipping fees. You don’t have to leave your house.

Ask for a Raincheck

If there is an item on sale that you want, but it is out of stock, ask an associate at the Guest Services for a raincheck. When the item does restock, you will be able to purchase at the sale price, even if the sale is over!

Check for Price Adjustments

No one likes to purchase an item then notice that it goes on sale the next day. At Target, you can get the difference between what you paid and the new sale price refunded. So, if you purchase something and it goes on sale within 14 days of purchase, bring the receipt in and Target will adjust the price.

Shop for the Holidays Early or Late

If you want to purchase holiday items, wait a few days or a few weeks to purchase them. The day after the holiday, Target cuts the price down by 50 percent, and 30 percent for candy. If you wait a week or two, the prices go down to 70 percent off. Then, even later, the items are 90 percent off, which is essentially free!

Check Online Clearance


Let’s be honest; sometimes, we want to stay home. That doesn’t mean you have to miss all of the awesome deals at Target. Instead, check Target’s online clearance section that shows items in every department that are on sale.

Consider the RED Card

If you use credit cards, you might want to sign up for Target’s RED Card. It offers 5 percent off at the register every day, free two-day shipping, and an extra 30 days to return items. For Target addicts, the RED Card is a MUST!

Take Advantage of Free Gifts

Target occasionally offers a Target gift card if you buy a specific product or a specific number of products. They might give you a $10 gift card for two boxes of brand-specific diapers. During Christmas time, you might see a $20 gift card if you purchase specific electronics.